West Boca Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 5-Star Rating for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery for the 8th Consecutive Year

Aug 3, 2022

Boca Raton, FL – August 2, 2022 - West Boca Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, is a 2022 5-Star recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Delivery, as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This marks the 8th consecutive year that West Boca Medical Center has achieved the distinction (2015-2022). These 5-star ratings indicate that West Boca Medical Center’s clinical outcomes for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery are significantly better than expected, placing them among the national Vaginal and C-Section Delivery leaders.“

At West Boca Medical Center, we are so proud to be recognized for the eighth year in a row with this 5-star rating from Healthgrades for vaginal and c-section deliveries, because it is a testament to the high-quality care we provide to the approximately 2,000 babies born here each year along with their families,” said George Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer at West Boca Medical Center. “Safety is the cornerstone of everything we do, and this accolade is an endorsement of that commitment, ensuring parents-to-be can feel confident when selecting us to deliver their baby.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer data for 16 states from 2018 through 2020. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5 stars and those that have not. For example, from 2018 through 2020, patients having C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5 stars have, on average, a 60.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1 star.*

As the only hospital in Boca Raton with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, (NICU) the highest level of care a newborn baby can receive, West Boca is also redefining care and pivoting to new health trends with its NICView Live Stream Camera System. This system allows loved ones to view their baby remotely using a secured password system while being cared for in the NICU. The hospital’s OB/GYN Laborist program offers in-house physicians, who are specialized obstetricians and gynecologists, available 24/7 to care for all our patients’ maternity, labor and delivery needs.  West Boca Medical Center is making significant upgrades to the patient rooms in its labor and delivery and postpartum units at the Boca Center for Women’s Care.  The hospital is investing in excess of $1 million dollars with updates including, new flooring, doors, LED lighting and flat screen TVs along with freshly painted rooms.  The bathrooms are also be updated, as West Boca Medical Center continues to be the only hospital in Boca Raton to provide private bathrooms for maternity patients and their newborns.

“It is critical for patients to select care based on three key pieces of information – hospital quality, facility and care team experience with your condition/procedure, and compatibility – and this 5-star distinction is another benchmark to help make those decisions easier,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name West Boca Medical Center as a 2022 5-Star recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Delivery and look forward to their continued efforts to deliver better clinical outcomes for patients during natural childbirth, C-section deliveries, and gynecologic procedures.”

Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all payer data was made available. (See 2022 Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Rating Methodology for more details).